Migraine is one of the worst headaches a person can experience. It is described as a throbbing or pulsating pain that can be on one side of the head. It can begin in a specific area and then spread while it builds in intensity. Migraine headaches are caused due to Pitta-Vata imbalance. A migraine is associated with nausea and vomiting. The person will also be sensitive to light, sounds and even certain smells. Sleeping can be difficult and many people become depressed.
The common types of headaches include tension headaches, sinus headaches or migraine. Of these, tension headaches can be easily corrected by making a few lifestyle changes. Ayurveda considers headaches as an occurrence of when muscles in the head and neck region contract to give you an intense, mild or moderate pain experience, like someone tied your forehead too hard. You may also feel some tenderness in the neck and scalp areas.
According to Ayurveda tension headaches are caused by severe vata and occasionally pitta imbalance in the body. Vata is one of the three Doshas or bio energies in our body that regulate all natural processes in the creation. They function as a combination of the Five Great Elements of Pancha mahabhuta in the nature – air, ether, earth, fire and water. Vata combines space and air, and governs bodily movement and the life force. At Ayush Ayurveda Singapore, we subscribe fully to the ancient science of Ayurveda to diagnose the symptoms/disease correctly and treat the root cause rather than just trying to suppress the symptoms.
Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore has many wonderful non-invasive and preventive remedies for migraines. Shirodhara is said to have relaxing, soothing, and calming effects on the body and mind. It focuses on rebalancing the life forces, called dosha, within your body.
Panchakarma therapies like Nasya/Nasal cleansing (Administration of herbal oil into the nostrils), Shiro abhyanga (Head massage), Shirodhara (Pouring of medicated oil/ decoction on the forehead), Lepa (medicated paste application) are planned as per the need by medical experts at Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore.
Correcting the digestive fire is crucial to curing migraines. At Ayurvedic Singapore herbal preparations administered will balance the doshas, and restore or correct the digestive function. Ayurveda believes in cleansing the body from within to eradicate the root cause and provide a definite cure and relief from the symptoms.
Panchakarma helps in elimination of the toxins by correcting vitiated deep sited doshas, thus maintaining their equilibrium thereby eradicating the root cause. Ayush Ayurveda Singapore ensures that digestion is corrected and blockage in the channel is relieved and patient gets long term relief from the headache.
The initial role of Abhyangam is mitigation of any disease associated with the sense organs, mind and head. As head massages can be performed on a regular basis, the Abhyangam procedure can be beneficial in prevention and treatment of several psychosomatic issues. Treatments at Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore increase strength, aid relaxation, promote quality sleep, cleanse and rejuvenate the nerves in the head region preventing headaches, strengthening tissues and muscles, ease stiffness and reduce stress.
Identifying the body constitution type, identifying the underlying imbalance and providing an individualized program of dietary, lifestyle, internal medicine and detoxification therapies form the core of treatment at Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore.